Upper Limb Retraining (F2F), Sydney, NSW

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**3-day workshop fully subscribed **   (at 6 Nov 2023). You can ask to join the waiting list.

Alternative “lecture only’ option for 1.5 days, attending all of Day 1, half of Day 2. Observe the presenters assessing, training and working with 2 stroke survivors on Day 1, and reviewing their practice till 2pm on Day 2. Includes the full manual/notes (electronically and in paper format) and catering on both days. Update 4 Jan 2024: 6 vacancies

Cost: $420 – if you are interested in this ‘lecture only’ option, contact Hayley Spora (details below)

PresentersAnnie McCluskey & Lauren Christie, occupational therapists & Karl Schurr, physiotherapist

A 3-day practical workshop for occupational therapists, physiotherapists and allied health assistants.

Website informationhttps://strokeed.com/about-work…

Learning objectives: By the end of the 3 days, participants will be able to:

  • Name the essential components of normal reach and manipulation
  • Recognise common compensations when observing stroke survivors attempting to grasp objects, and explain how to minimise compensatory strategies
  • Name and discuss factors thought to contribute to the development of muscle overactivity, spasticity and stiffness, and intervention strategies to help minimise these secondary problems
  • Explain the relationship and differences between overactivity, spasticity, muscle length changes and stiffness, missing essential components and compensations
  • Plan and conduct an assessment and training session with a stroke survivor using motor learning principles and task-specific practice
  • Discuss factors which affect motor learning, and can be modified to enhance learning and increase client practice
  • Use an electrical stimulation machine to stimulate upper limb muscles.
  • Discuss current evidence for constraint-induced movement therapy, mental practice, mirror box therapy and electrical stimulation for improving upper limb motor recovery

Pre-requisites: None. Suitable for students and recent graduates through to experienced clinicians.

Entry requirements: To participate in clinical sessions and work with patients during the workshop, occupational therapists and physiotherapists (including students) must be registered with AHPRA (not applicable to allied health assistants, who do not need professional registration). Registrants will probably be asked to wear a face mask when working close to a stroke survivor during clinical sessions (unless exempt, in which a face shield must be worn). Health requirements may be subject to change at short notice.

Number of registrants: The full 3-day workshop is limited to 24 therapists because there are afternoon clinical sessions involving 8 stroke survivors and small groups of 3 therapists. The workshop presenters assist teams of therapists to assess and establish a training program for the 8 stroke survivors.

Pre-reading & homework: will be available from the StrokeEd website. Therapists are asked to start preparing 4-6 weeks before the event. Allow several hours for the homework. Pre-reading includes a book chapter and some analysis tasks. .

Workshop manual including PowerPoint slides and worksheets will be provided in both electronic and hard (printed) copy.

Registration Fee: $980

Register here: UL Retraining Workshop registration form

Inquiries: Hayley Spora (hspora@hammond.com.au)


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